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Title: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 12, 1804 [Containing the Report of the "Committee Appointed to Examine the Present State of the Buildings"]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees. Building Committee
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Title of collection: Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Records (#40001), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Board of Trustees Minutes, July 12, 1804 [Containing the Report of the "Committee Appointed to Examine the Present State of the Buildings"]
Author: [University of North Carolina Board of Trustees's Building Committee]
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Board of Trustees Minutes, July 12, 1804 [Containing the Report of the "Committee Appointed to Examine the Present State of the Buildings"]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Board of Trustees. Building Committee



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Thursday July 12th
The Board met according to adjournment.

Present

Mr Murphey from the Committee appointed to take into consideration

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the plan of education, presented the following report, viz

The Committee to whom was referred the plan of education

Report,

That they are of opinion the dignity of the University requires that the study of the Greek language be again introduced, and that no Student, except such as are hereafter mentioned, be admitted to the Honors of the Institution, without a competent knowledge of the Greek language; and recommend to the Board the Ordinances marked A & B accompanying this report.

A. D. Murphey

12th July 1804


A
An Ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled "an Ordinance establishing a plan of Education in the University" passed at the meeting of the Board in June 1801.
Be it ordained, That hereafter no Student, except such as are hereafter excepted, shall be admitted to the Honors of the University without possessing a competent knowledge of the Greek Language; and that the Students in regular standing in the Freshman and Sophomore classes, during the Freshman & Sophomore years, study 30 Dialogues of Lucian, four books of Xenophon's Cyropedia, and four books of Homer's Iliad; and that they be not admitted to regular standing in the Junior Class, until they have passed an approved examination on the same.
Be it further ordained, That the present Sophomore Class in the University be required to study the Gospel of St John in Greek, and pass an approved examination on the same, before they be admitted to regular standing in the Junior Class.
Be it further ordained, That the present Freshman Class in the University be required to study the Gospels of St John and St Luke in Greek during the Freshman and Sophomore years, and that they pass an approved examination on the same, before they be admitted to regular standing in the Junior Class.
Be it further ordained, That the present Junior & Senior Classes be required to pass an approved examination on the French or Greek language before they be admitted to the Honors of the University.
And be it further ordained, That nothing herein contained shall be considered or construed as forbidding the admission into any of the said Classes of a Student otherwise qualified and desirous of entering the same; on account of his deficiency in a competent knowledge of the Greek language; it being at all times understood, that Students

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admitted under this disqualification will not be considered as Candidates for the Honors of the University.
Be it ordained, That all Ordinances which come within the purview and meaning of this Ordinance be and the same hereby declared to be repealed and made void.


B
An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance entitled "an Ordinance directing the plan of education in the Preparatory School," passed in June 1801.
Be it ordained, That the Students in the Preparatory School be taught the rules of Prosody and the application of those rules as soon as they commence the Study of Asops' Fables.
Be it further ordained, That the Students in the Preparatory School, as soon as they commence the Study of Selectæ e Profanis, or Cornelius Nepos, shall begin the study of the Greek Grammar; and that the Gospels of St John & St Luke in Greek be taught in the Preparatory School; and that no Student from the Preparatory School nor elsewhere shall be admitted to a regular standing in the Freshman Class on the Establishment, until he has passed an approved examination on the same, and also on the Bucolics and the four first Eneids of Virgil, which are hereby ordained to be taught in the Preparatory School.
Resolved, That the Board do concur with the foregoing Report, and that the Ordinances marked A & B accompanying it, and as above written, be and the same are hereby adopted.
Mr Cameron introduced the following Ordinance which was passed, viz.

Be it ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Professor of Languages to collect the tuition money from the Students on the establishment, and that he pay twelve dollars fifty cents out of each twenty dollars received from every Student, to the Treasurer semiannually; and that he be entitled to a commission of 2 per Centum on all money so paid to the Treasurer; and that the seven dollars fifty cents so retained by the said Professor, and the said commission, together with the fixed salary heretofore allowed him, be in full compensation for his yearly services.
And be it further ordained, That no Student shall after the expiration of the present Session, be permitted to enter into any class on the establishment, until he shall have paid the requisite Tuition money and room rent to the Professor of Languages, and obtained a Certificate from him to that effect.
Resolved, that Mr Gaston and Mr J. C. Osborn be a Committee to prepare a form of a Diploma to be granted to Graduates in this Institution, and that they report the same to the next annual meeting of the Board.

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Mr Alves from the Committee appointed to examine into the state of the Buildings &c. presented the following report, viz.

The Committee appointed to examine into the present state of the Buildings &c.

Report,

That it is essential in their opinion, to the preservation of the Buildings, that the following repairs be done without delay, viz.

Upon the College—

    The roof to be repaired and made water tight, and then well painted.
    Four strong outside doors to be made, and put up with proper locks or fastenings.
    All the broken Window sashes to be repaired and glased.
    Three good strong ladders to be procured and put up.

Upon the Steward's House & Lot—

    The front Sill to be renewed at the door, or if necessary, the whole length of the House.
    A Strong Outside Door to be made for the dining room, with a good lock.
    The passage to the Back House to be shingled & guttered and new steps made to it.
    The Roof of the House to be well painted.
    And they recommend, that instead of new plastering the smaller rooms next the dining room, that they be cieled with plank, completely seasoned, and that three locks be procured for the inside doors.
    Two of the Chimnies belonging to the kitchen are in so tottering and dangerous a situation, that your Committee are of opinion they should be pulled down and rebuilt in a substantial manner.
    The upper sashes of the Kitchen windows to be glazed.
    A set of good benches for the dining Hall appears to be much wanted; Your Committee therefore recommend that they be procured.
The Steward having represented to your Committee the disadvantages he labors under for want of pasture, they have thought it proper to recommend to the Board, that the Steward be permitted to procure four thousand rails from the College lands, at a distance from the Buildings and ornamented grounds, at such place as the Treasurer shall point out to him, for the purpose of fencing a pasture — it being understood and agreed upon, that the Board is to incur no other expense thereby than to pay the price of maulling the rails; the hauling and putting up the rails to be at his own expense.
And they further recommend, that a yard in front of the Steward's house be enclosed with posts & plank in a cheap but substantial manner, to extend as far as the line of the Garden fence and to be planted around with Lombardy Poplar Trees at regular distances; with substantial steps or a stile in front of the door.
Your Committee observe with regret, that the Walls of the Principal Building have so long remained uncovered, by which the tops of the

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Walls, if not already materially injured, are in danger of being so. To preserve them from the affects of the weather, and as the cheapest mode of doing so, your Committee recommend that the Walls be covered with rough plank, in the same manner as already begun.
Your Committee beg leave to suggest, as a means of preventing the abuse and unnecessary waste and destruction of the houses and the property of the Institution under the care of the Steward, that the Treasurer be directed to take from the Steward an Obligation in writing, binding him at the expiration of his Stewardship to deliver up to the Board or their Agent, the Houses, Garden and other property put under his charge, with every appurtenance thereunto belonging in such a state of repair as he may receive them, or as they may be put into during the term of his Stewardship.
The short space of time which your Committee have to remain at this place render it impossible for them to contract for the necessary repairs. They therefore recommend the adoption of the following Resolution, viz.
Resolved, That the Treasurer be requested and empowered to enter into contract with some proper person or persons without delay, for making the repairs mentioned in the foregoing report; and that he be empowered to pay for the same from the funds of the Institution".

Walter Alves Chr

Chapel Hill
12th July 1804
Resolved, That the Board do concur with the foregoing Report, and that the Resolution therein contained by and the same hereby adopted.
Resolved, That the Steward be empowered to employ, without delay, some proper person to make the necessary repairs to the Garden fence, and that the Treasurer pay the same as soon as the account of the expense thereof shall be presented to and allowed by him.
Resolved, That the Secretary procure to be printed 400 copies of an Ordinance passed in December 1799, entitled "an Ordinance to supply the place of Trustees who shall fail to discharge their duties as such for a certain time," and that he furnish each member of the Board, immediately on the appointment of such member, with a Copy thereof.
Resolved further, That the Treasurer pay the expense of printing the aforesaid copies.
Adjourned sine die.

William Polk Pres.

Gavin Alves Secrety